Consolidated Edison 2015 Electric Rate Case Extension

Consolidated Edison 2015 Electric Rate Case Extension
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Case Information: 13-E-003

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (“Con Edison”) provides electric service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester.  Con Edison also distributes natural gas to 1.1 million customers in Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, and Westchester County and provides steam to 1,800 customers in Manhattan.  On February 21, 2014, the Public Service Commission approved Con Edison’s most recent electric rate plan in case 13-E-0030 et al., which was scheduled to run for two years and expire at the end of 2015.  In January 2015, Con Edison filed a new electric rate plan in case 15-E-0050, but also offered to negotiate a plan to instead simply extend its existing rate plan for an additional year.  This approach left most of the aspects of Con Edison’s rate plan in place, allowing all parties to focus instead on a narrow set of issues.  The issues in the 2015 case include: use of customer credits; development of a standby electric rate, and Con Edison’s proposal to installed Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI, also often called “Smart Meters”) throughout its service territory.

 

UIU Advocacy

UIU participated actively in settlement negotiations throughout the spring of 2015, eventually joining a settlement agreement (“2015 Joint Proposal”) in April 2015.

Result

The Public Service Commission approved the 2015 Joint Proposal on June 19, 2015 in case 13-E-0030.  The 2015 Joint Proposal succeeded in achieving UIU’s main objective; namely, freezing electric delivery base rates for an additional year through use of customer credits.  It also led to a separate proceeding designed to further develop a standby rates.  Case 15-E-0050 more closely examines Con Edison’s AMI proposal.  UIU continues to be active in this proceeding. 

Case Related Documents

To learn more about this case, please go to the Department of Public Service’s Document and Matter Management System (“DMM”) under the above referenced case number.